We have been having Bike Education for a few years now at Westminster ESC. We began with a Sporting Schools grant which allowed us to participate in the 'Let's Ride' program. We then decided to continue with a modified program at our school and build up our own fleet of bikes. The students made huge improvements in their riding skills and we were wondering how to extend and build on these skills. We were then successful in obtaining a Connecting Schools Grant and received 3 sessions of Bike Education from the wonderful Christina and Emma from 'People on Bicycles'.
The first session saw the students learn the safe way to walk with a bike, get on a bike and use the brakes. We had a few students who used their feet to stop the bike and some who didn't stop at all! Christina and Emma taught them to use both brakes-always! This skill was then practised during a slow bike race where the person that finished last won.
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